Celebrity status does not come easy, it must be accompanied with absolute dedication, sheer hard work and of course, some level of inborn talent. Such is the success story of Carol Kirkwood, an accomplished weather presenter, a competent dancer, as well as a known actress.
Carol has been on the payroll of BBC since college graduation and is currently working in her capacity as a weather presenter at the Met Office where she received her training in weather forecast. She has worked on several shows on the BBC network and received a few accolades for her efforts; she won The TRIC award for best TV Weather Presenter in 2003, 2008 and 2009 respectively. She also won it from 2012 through 2017. Not only that, Carol is the recipient of an important Honorary Fellowship for her work in broadcasting from HRH Princess Anne on in 2015.
Carol Kirkwood’s given name is Carol MacKellaig; she was born on the 29th of May 1962 in Morar, Inverness-shire under the zodiac sign of the heavenly twins Gemini. She is from a large family of eight children belonging to Malcolm MacKellaig, a hotelier in Morar. Because of her father’s business, she was already proficient in financial knowledge and has a good insight into hotel management during her formative years.
Moving to her educational background and qualifications, she attended a private school before joining Lochaber High School in Fort William for her high school education. She proceeded to Napier College of Commerce and Technology – currently Edinburgh Napier University, where she graduated from with a degree in commerce.
Carol’s annual income has never been published, however, her net worth has been estimated at $4.5 million by a source that is very reliable. Information regarding her landed assets and automobiles is not currently accessible.
Is Carol Kirkwood Married?
She is currently single but was involved in a matrimonial relationship with ex-hockey player and cricketer Jimmy Kirkwood. Their nuptials took place in 1990 and they spent over two decades of married life together without any friction. Unfortunately, in 2008, their marriage which appeared to be running smoothly, hit the rocks and they got separated. Their divorce was finalized a few years later but there is no record of any offspring in spite of their long-term union.
After she became free from her marriage commitment, Carol Kirkwood started another relationship with a new lover, though she has declined to reveal his identity to the public. She was allegedly in a relationship with Steph McGovern who is her colleague at BBC but neither of them came forward to confirm or refute the claim.
Even though she is in her late 50s, Carol has the looks of someone who has knocked 10 years off her age. She stands at height of 5 feet 8 inches, but her weight has never been published, probably because of the fluctuation she has experienced in body mass. Her body measurements from bust to the hip are summarized as 38-28-39. She wears a dress size of 10 US, but her bra size has never been published. Carol Kirkwood flaunts beautiful blonde hair and hazel eyes. Although she is endowed with such an attractive figure, she is concerned about eating healthy to guard against weight gain. A while ago, there was a publication of her nude pictures and videos by some untrustworthy source, but such publications have been dismissed as counterfeit.
Where Is She?
Presently, Carol Kirkwood is working at the met office and also on BBC Breakfast, she became part of BBC Secretarial Reserve after her college graduation. There was a brief exit from the corporation when she left to work as a training consultant for a management consultancy. She came back to BBC in 1993 through Elstree Studios training department as a freelance presenter. She was involved in presenting a bi-monthly program known as Talking Issues for HTV West.
By 1996, she was part of the newly launched UK operation of The Weather but after its closure in 1998, Carol went to train as a weather anchor at the Met Office and joined BBC news as a trained weather presenter. Since 2008, she has been the major weather presenter on BBC Breakfast. She has put in appearances on several shows which include; BBC News, BBC One, BBC World News, BBC News at Six as well as BBC Red Button.
Carol has been involved with the BBC’s coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, presenting live forecasts. 2011 saw her on BBC One’s The Great British Weather as a co-presenter. The same year, she was on Would I Lie to You? – a BBC One’s television series.